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Expert: RILA and TPM Events Shape Issues Affecting the Supply Chain

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As part of Accessories’ ongoing Industry Experts column, Sara Mayes CEO and President FASA/Fashion Accessories Shippers Association is providing an inside look into what is ahead in shipping for 2016. Mayes is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York.  She has been involved in international …

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Retailers & Trade Orgs Welcome Bipartisan TPA Legislation, Urge Approval to Move Trade Agenda Forward

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Retail and trade organizations reacted favorably following yesterday’s announcement that a bipartisan Congressional bill on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) was introduced. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore. and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. introduced legislation that would renew TPA, which …

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Target CEO Among Executives Elected to RILA Board

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Arlington, VA— The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today the election of four retail executives to its Board of Directors. The election took place during the semi-annual Board of Directors meeting, held Sunday in Amelia Island, Florida. Joining the association’s Board of Directors are: Brian Cornell, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, …

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Retailers Call for Action on TPA and Smarter Enforcement of Trade Rules

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Arlington,VA—The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) emphasized this week the need for Congress to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) as quickly as possible and also highlighted the need for smarter enforcement of trade rules, as the Senate Committee on Finance held its hearing,”Trade Enforcement: Using Trade Rules to Level the …

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Retailers Ask Court to Overturn Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

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Washington—Two of the top retail trade associations—The National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association–today asked an appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s approval of a controversial lawsuit settlement over Visa and MasterCard’s credit card swipe fees, saying it was negotiated by only a handful of merchants and …